The news of the restart of the Bundesliga on May 16 has currently drawn attention to German football, but this weekend the beautiful game is returning to the Faroe Islands.
The Betri deildin menn (or Faroe Islands Premier League), which was originally scheduled for March 8, is now starting this weekend.
The Belarusian Premier League is also continuing, but now fans have another option in the The top class of the Faroe Islands starting on Saturday. The games will initially take place without fans present, but like its counterpart in Belarus, the Faroese top group is keen to present their offer to a wider audience than is normally received and has signed a broadcast contract with Norway's TV2.
“There was a lot of interest in these games, definitely much more than we are used to. I am sure we will be following many football fans in Scotland with interest, ”said FA spokesman Hans Erik Danielsen (Scotland is a few hundred miles south of the Faroe Islands).
"We have the opportunity to present our football to the world."
In the 2019 season Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag (KI Klaksvík) won his 18th title and brought record holder Havnar Boltfelag (HB Torshavn) with 15 points in first place.
KI, led by former Faroe national player Mikkjal Thomassen, will now begin defending the title with a curtain up against last season's runner-up, B36 Torshavn. This is an outstanding first game.
Elsewhere, NSI Runavik, who finished third in the last semester, blocked the horns with Tvoroyrar Boltfelag in the opening series at 3:00 p.m. (British time). The full list of games that take place on Saturday May 9thare listed below:
- NSI Runavik vs. TB Tvoroyri (15:00)
- HB Torshavn against EB / Streymur (15:00)
- Skala IF vs IF Fuglafjordur (16:00)
- KÍ Klaksvík against B36 Torshavn (17:00)
- AB Argir against Vikingur Gota (19:00)
How to stream Faroe Islands football live:
Faroe Islands Premier League The games are featured in bet365 's live streaming program for this weekend. How to access your platform:
- Go to bet365 through this link
- Register for an account (this can also earn you up to € 100 in free bets, although the terms and conditions apply and you must be over 18 years old)
- Make a deposit to unlock the live stream areas of the website
- Go to the live stream section of the website
- Watch your chosen game live
NB: To see, customers must have a funded sports account or have placed a bet within the past 24 hours. 18+ | Terms and Conditions apply Play responsibly Geographical restrictions apply. These chances of winning and promotions apply at the time of writing of this article on Thursday, May 7th at 5:00 p.m. GMT.
Why watch football in the Faroe Islands? The stadium locations are very special …
Football stadiums are more than just bricks and mortar. They evoke beautiful memories and offer a refuge from the outside.
The capacity of the Faroe Islands is only between 2,000 and 5,000, which is far from a European night in Anfield with 50,000 fans packed on the rafters. But what they lack in quantity more than make up for thanks to the landscapes that form on the idyllic, unspoiled archipelago of volcanic islands, rocky cliffs and narrow fjords.
Stadiums: EB / Streymur – Við Margáir, Streymnes, Faroe Islands pic.twitter.com/CThZLIK10X
– Hardcorehooligan.nl (@HHooligan) July 2, 2013
It is certainly a change from the harsh, intense atmosphere of the major European leagues. Tifos and torches are rare in this just nation 52,110 natives.
In fact, the only major danger when a ball is thrown out of the game is that it will end up in the game restless water instead of fans playing a game of volleyball to a choir of "Olés".
It doesn't get any better than this football landscape! Taken in Við Margáir, the home of EB / Streymur in the Faroe Islands 📷 @ryanmasonimages pic.twitter.com/8iNepbNEla
– Fame (@glorymag_) January 23, 2017
Did the Faroe Islands support Leicester City in their shocking Premier League title win?
Did this young soccer nation really play an unintentional role in Leicester's shocking 2016 Premier League title win? Well, in 2014 a certain Claudio Ranieri was only three games in a job as coach of the Greek national team when they hosted the Minnows in Athens for an EM qualification. The Faroe Islands were ranked 187th in the world by FIFA at the time (Greece was 18th) but achieved a shocking 1-0 win. As a result, Ranieri was released the next day and, above all, his availability. He came to Leicester a few months later at the start of the 2015/16 campaign, and the rest is history.
Let us now introduce you to the Faroe Islands on this historic day …
- Gunnar Nielsen (goalkeeper): The former Man City goalkeeper is the first and only Faroe Islands player to appear in the Premier League. He is currently with the Icelandic club Fimleikafelag Hafnarfjardar.
- Jonas Tor Naes (right-back): The 33-year-old is still on the national team and is preparing for B36 Torshavn's game against Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag this weekend.
- Atli Gregersen (Center back):: The towering central defender has remained loyal to his club and has been playing for the Faroe Islands team Vikingur since 2011.
- Sonni Nattestad (Center back): The 6ft6 defender played for the renowned Danish club Midtjylland in 2014, but is now Tor Naes' teammate at B36 Torshavn.
- Viljormur Davidsen (left behind): The 38-member national team worked for the Danish club Vejle Boldklub during this memorable victory and remains there to this day.
- Hallur Hansson (midfield): Like many of his teammates, the 27-year-old is currently strutting in Denmark and wearing the No. 10 jersey for AC Horsens.
- Frodi Benjaminsen (midfield): The ex-international was captain that day and collected an impressive 94 caps for the national team. At 42, he's still strong for Skala IF.
- Brandur Hendriksson (midfield): An F.C. Hendriksson, a graduate from Copenhagen, moved to the Swedish club Helsingborgs IF earlier this year.
- Christian Holst (Forward):: The 38-year-old has hung up his boots since then and is currently a “specific trainer ”for the Danish club BK Frem.
- Joan Simun Edmundsson (Forward):: The former Newcastle and Gateshead striker was the scorer that day, and he can now be found in the German second division with Arminia Bielefeld.
- Solvi Vatnhamar (forward): Has been on the books at the Vikingur Gota Faroe Club since 2008 and will no doubt be delighted by the prospect of competing against Argja Boltfelag this weekend.
- Replacement: Pol Johannus Justinussen (NSI Runavik), Odmar Faero (KI), Klaemint Olsen (NSI Runavik)